Thursday, March 8

The Before

See these here red locks? Well, next Wednesday is my appointment to donate most of my hair to Pantene's program Beautiful Lengths, which makes wigs for women who have lost their hair to cancer treatments. 

I haven't had long hair for very long. All through high school I had various styles of pixie cuts, but last fall I decided that I wanted to have a braid again and started growing my hair out. 

I'd sort of planned to keep a longer hairstyle for a long time, but last spring (actually, a year from the day I'll be donating my hair) I lost my grandmother to breast cancer. When I saw that Stephens was hosting a hair donation event, it was like the universe was telling me something.

Tune in next week with the "After"!!

love, rudi

Friday, March 2

Mint Tea, Mint Mug

Whenever life gets crazy and my life fills up with too much running around, I replace relaxing naps with tea. Specifically peppermint and chamomile.

Last year, like every other college freshman, I resorted to gross amounts of coffee, but after realizing that it's really just the 'hot liquid' part I relied on I started buying tea instead. I'm probably healthier for it, but the real reason it's so great is because now I smell really good all the time. 

Do you have a daily treat?

love, rudi